August 22, 2016
Events this week
Here is a list of events happening Aug. 15-21, 2016, at the West Lafayette campus. Additional information below: exhibitions; ticket purchasing information.
Monday, Aug. 22
-- First day of fall semester.
-- Lecture on dyslexia. Catherine McBride, developmental psychologist and professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Organizer: College of Education. 10-11 a.m. Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. With 30-minutes question time after lecture. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q3/literacy-expert-to-discuss-dyslexia-in-purdue-campus-lecture.html
-- Strategy Workshop for Global Security and Defense Innovation Institute. For faculty and staff. Organizer: Discovery Park. Concept is to take broad range of current resources and move Purdue, through this incipient institute, to a leading position in addressing technical and social dimensions of this challenge. 5-7:30 p.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, Room 143. (Session repeated 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in DLR, Room 131.) URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q3/strategy-workshops-set-to-discuss-development-of-global-security-and-defense-innovation-institute.html
Tuesday, Aug. 23
-- Forum with candidate for vice president for human resources. For faculty and staff. Lynda Dec, chief human resource officer at the University of Maine System. 3-4 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Feedback survey online to be available Aug. 23 until 5 p.m. Aug. 26. URL www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q3/forums-set-for-candidates-for-vice-president-for-human-resources-position.html. (Other candidate forum: Aug. 24.)
-- Meet and Greet: West Lafayette and Purdue welcome students living off campus. Volunteers from the city and the university to visit residences in small teams. Gather at 5:30 p.m. at Graduate Student Center, Room 105, next to Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q3/purdue,-west-lafayette-to-welcome-students-living-off-campus.html
Wednesday, Aug. 24
-- Forum with candidate for vice president for human resources. For faculty and staff. Denny Darrow, agency director of the Indiana State Personnel Department. 3-4 p.m. STEW, Fowler Hall. Feedback survey online to be available Aug. 23 until 5 p.m. Aug. 26. URL www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday/releases/2016/Q3/forums-set-for-candidates-for-vice-president-for-human-resources-position.html
Thursday, Aug. 25
-- Mental Health Tobacco Cessation Summit. Organizers: Purdue is among the sponsors. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2820 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Free but registration required. URL for details and registration link: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q3/tobacco-cessation-summit-set-in-indianapolis.html
-- Purdue Farmers Market. Organizer: Office of University Sustainability, with Greater Lafayette Commerce. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, freshly prepared lunches, more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 27. Center of Memorial Mall. Nearby 20-minute parking available near "Unfinished Block P" sculpture during market hours. URL: www.purdue.edu/sustainability/initiatives/food/farmersmarket.html; updates on Facebook and Twitter.
-- Boilerfest: New Student Orientation. Black Cultural Center. Introductions to people, resources, fall theme of "Away to the West: Black Cowboys & Black Prosperity in the American West"; live DJ, premiere by Purdue Express performing group, country line dancing. 4-6 p.m. BCC parking lot. URL: www.purdue.edu/bcc
Friday, Aug. 26
-- Volleyball (women's). Mortar Board Premier. Day 1 of 2 days. 10 a.m.: Purdue vs. Wyoming. Noon: Washington State vs. Kentucky. 6 p.m.: Kentucky vs. Wyoming. 8 p.m.: Purdue vs. Washington State. Brees Center, Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium. Tickets: adult, $8-$15; youth, $5-$8; Purdue student, $3-$5; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available. Tickets are by two-game session.
-- Purdue Varsity Glee Club First Nighter concert. Purdue Musical Organizations. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Hall of Music. Free. URL: www.purdue.edu/pmo
Saturday, Aug. 27
-- Volleyball (women's). Mortar Board Premier. Day 2 of 2 days. 1 p.m.: Wyoming vs. Washington State. 6 p.m.: Purdue vs. Kentucky. Brees Center, Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium. Tickets: adult, $8-$15; youth, $5-$8; Purdue student, $3-$5; groups of 20 or more, $5 as available.
-- Movie on the Hill: "Captain America: Civil War" (2016, action/adventure/sci-fi, 147 min., PG-13). Organizer: Purdue Student Union Board. 9 p.m.-midnight. Slayter Hill (rain location: STEW, Fowler Hall). Free; concessions for sale. URL for film: www.imdb.com/title/tt3498820/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Sunday, Aug. 28
-- Soccer (women's) vs. Cincinnati. 1 p.m. Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Tickets: adult, $5; youth, $2; Purdue students free; groups of 20 or more, $1 (on game day, tickets are sold only at site).
-- Exhibitions in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; until 7 on Thursdays; (except holidays). URL: www.cla.purdue.edu/vpa/rueffgalleries
* "W O M A N." International student poster exchange exhibition. Aug. 22-Sept. 9.
* "Navigator: Val Britton." Aug. 22-Sept. 16.
-- Archives and Special Collections: "Agriculture at the State Bicentennial: Purdue's Contributions to Indiana and Its People." June 10-Dec. 23. Summer hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library also has online exhibits; go to https://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/exhibits
-- "The Intersection of Art and Science." Continuing in second of planned two years. Lawson Computer Science Building, third floor. Open during building hours. URL: www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q4/new-art-exhibit-explores-the-intersection-of-art-and-science.html
Events are free unless noted (except that conference registrations may be omitted here); some performance and athletic events are marked "free" for clarity. Ticket prices are for single events unless stated otherwise. For information about series, seasons, packages, discounts, groups, promotions at games, etc., see the URLs in the next two paragraphs.
For varsity athletics tickets, go online; or call the Athletic Ticket Office, 765-494-3194 or 800-49-SPORT [497-7678]; or visit the office in the Mackey Complex facing Northwestern Avenue. The office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and before ticketed events at Mackey Arena, Ross-Ade Stadium, and Holloway Gymnasium in the Brees Center. For ticketed sports events at other Purdue venues, tickets will be on sale before the event at the venue. URL: www.purduesports.com/tickets/pur-tickets.html. URL for gameday promotions in association with varsity events: www.purduesports.com/promotions
For Purdue Convocations and Purdue Theatre events and some others as announced, go to a campus box office or call 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW [914-7469]. URLs: www.purdue.edu/convocations and www.purdue.edu/theatre. Hours (during semester):
* Elliott Hall box office (lower level, northeast end by Hovde Hall): open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Loeb Playhouse box office (west lobby, Stewart Center): 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
* Pao Hall box office (first floor southeast): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Also open two hours before ticketed events in that building.
URL for box offices and venues: www.housing.purdue.edu/HTML/HallOfMusic